Green Communities Program

Agency: Department of Energy Resources (DOER)

Description and Eligible Activities: Provides funding for communities that qualify as Green Communities per the Green Communities Act for all or a portion of costs of studying, designing, constructing and implementing energy efficiency activities, including, but not limited to energy conservation measures and projects; procurement of energy management services; installation of energy management systems, adoption of demand side management services; and the adoption of energy efficiency policies. Funds shall also be used to finance the siting and construction of renewable and alternative energy projects on municipally-owned land.

Website: www.mass.gov/doer

Eligible Applicants: Cities, Towns and other local governmental bodies that have been designated as a Green Community

Estimated Application Deadline: June 2011

FY 2011 Spending: $3.8 Million

Contact: Meg Lusardi, 617-626-7364






Massachusetts Markets

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Description and Eligible Activities: Massachusetts Markets is a new grant program aimed at reducing diesel emissions at Massachusetts markets and distribution centers.

Eligible Applicants: Entities operating vehicles and or other diesel engines.

Estimated Application Deadline: September

Contact: Richard Blanchet, 617-654-6585


MassCleanDiesel: Clean Air for Kids, Diesel School Bus Retrofit Program

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Description and Eligible Activities: To reduce diesel emissions from municipal and private school bus fleets.

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/diesel/masscleandiesel.htm

Eligible Applicants: Municipal and private owners of diesel school bus fleets.

Estimated Application Deadline: Rolling

Average Grant Size: $9,000

Average # of Grants: 150

FY 2010 Spending: $1,292,000

Contact: Richard Blanchet, 617-654-6585


MassCleanDiesel: State Fleet Retrofit Program

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Description and Eligible Activities: Using one time American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding ($502,500), this program provides funding to reduce diesel emissions from state-owned vehicles

Website: www.mass.gov/dep/air/diesel/masscleandiesel.htm

Eligible Applicants: Massachusetts State Agencies

Estimated Application Deadline: Rolling

Average Grant Size: $1,300 per vehicle

Average # of Vehicles Retrofitted in 2010: 130

FY 2010 Spending: $168,700

Contact: Richard Blanchet, 617-654-6585


Waste Collection Vehicle Retrofit Program

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Description and Eligible Activities: To reduce diesel emissions from municipal and private waste collection vehicle fleets.

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/diesel/wcv.htm

Eligible Applicants: Municipal and private owners of waste collection vehicles.

Estimated Application Deadline: March

Average Grant Size: $8,100

Average # of Grants: 9

FY 2010 Spending: $64,500

Contact: Richard Blanchet (617) 654-6585






This information is provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Office of Grants and Technical Assistance.